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    Talking FTP to FTP

    Hi all
    how r u doing

    I wanted to ask about if i have 2 accounts with 2 Different Domains,CPanel, etc ....

    But when am trying to copy from FTP 1 to FTP 2 it says couldnt transfer the file

    I need this becoz am always changing my links between 2 Domains

    I hope that u got my Idea
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    Hi,

    You can do this with FlashFXP (www.flashfxp.com). We do support this on our servers, but as it is a custom option you may need to put in a ticket and request that it is enabled on your account.
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    Matt R,

    Thanks man for ur help and I will request it as Ticket to enable it
    Really thanks alot
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    Since this thread, we've actually enabled it by default on all servers.
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    Matt R,

    Great News really thanks alot
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt R View Post
    You can do this with FlashFXP (www.flashfxp.com). We do support this on our servers
    Is this something that a host must consciously enable? I would like to do server-to-server FTP from an outside server to WHB. Support at the outside server didn't know much about it, and said this:

    We don't have any special server-to-server FTP blocking in place.
    Is that sufficient? Is "not blocking" it sufficient, or would they have to do something specific to enable server-to-server FTP.
    Last edited by Alan B; 04-08-2008 at 11:54 AM.

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    If WHB staff have a chance, perhaps they could answer those two questions in my previous post?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan B View Post
    Is this something that a host must consciously enable? I would like to do server-to-server FTP from an outside server to WHB. Support at the outside server didn't know much about it, and said this:
    You need to ask if the ftp server supports the PORT command. If the PORT command is enabled (and it usually is not since this allows users to then do portscans and often access ports they shouldn't), FXP (or site-to-site FTP) will work.
    EDIT: Please note that all FTP servers I install do NOT have the PORT command enabled. This is the standard policy for almost all server software, so yes, the administrator of the system must usually consciously enable it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Alan B View Post
    Is that sufficient? Is "not blocking" it sufficient, or would they have to do something specific to enable server-to-server FTP.
    Ask the techies of the FTP server if the PORT command is enabled (so that you can do FXP transfers). Unfortunately, almost every host I have experience with disables this command because of its potential for and ease of abuse. Note that only the server you are trying to obtain data FROM (the source of your website) must support the PORT command.

    Another requirement is that the destination, or receiving FTP server, must support passive connections (or the PASV command). Most servers do support this, including from experience the WHB servers.

    FXP isn't exactly a protocol, it's more of a method of connecting two FTP servers together using the already-existing FTP protocol.

    EDIT: Please note that if Matt says the servers at WHB support FXP, then the PORT command is enabled on the FTP servers and you will be fine transferring from WHB to any other FTP server that supports the PASV command. If you will be transferring from another server to WHB, then you need to make sure that server supports the PORT command.
    Last edited by squinky86; 04-14-2008 at 03:41 PM.

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    Thanks, that's very helpful. I'll check into that on the other server.

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    Well, the question is answered, I'm late

    I personally prefer using SSH session to source server and FTP-ing / SCP-ing files directly from console.
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    Quote Originally Posted by squinky86 View Post
    You need to ask if the ftp server supports the PORT command. If the PORT command is enabled (and it usually is not since this allows users to then do portscans and often access ports they shouldn't), FXP (or site-to-site FTP) will work.
    EDIT: Please note that all FTP servers I install do NOT have the PORT command enabled. This is the standard policy for almost all server software, so yes, the administrator of the system must usually consciously enable it.


    Ask the techies of the FTP server if the PORT command is enabled (so that you can do FXP transfers). Unfortunately, almost every host I have experience with disables this command because of its potential for and ease of abuse. Note that only the server you are trying to obtain data FROM (the source of your website) must support the PORT command.

    Another requirement is that the destination, or receiving FTP server, must support passive connections (or the PASV command). Most servers do support this, including from experience the WHB servers.

    FXP isn't exactly a protocol, it's more of a method of connecting two FTP servers together using the already-existing FTP protocol.

    EDIT: Please note that if Matt says the servers at WHB support FXP, then the PORT command is enabled on the FTP servers and you will be fine transferring from WHB to any other FTP server that supports the PASV command. If you will be transferring from another server to WHB, then you need to make sure that server supports the PORT command.
    Thanks, excellent well written reply. Did you want a job... ?
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    My other host replied:
    Of course, you can perform site to site transfers from/to our server. I'm sorry, the PORT command is usually used only in the "active mode" of FTP, but here we use Passive mode.
    Does that mean that I can FXP from their server, or not? (I want to transfer files from their server to my WHB server.)
    Last edited by Alan B; 04-15-2008 at 11:05 AM.

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    It looks like a round-about way of saying that they don't support the PORT command, but do support the PASV command, which means you can transfer TO these servers, but not FROM. It would have been nice for them to say, "I'm sorry, but we don't support FXP." or "I'm sorry, but we don't support the PORT command."

    Sorry; it looks like you'll have to do it the slow way :'(

    Matt - if you're serious about that job thing, shoot me some details!

    Alan and Dennis - I don't like FXP anyway (but then again, I am a security freak). If you have SSH support on both the servers, using "scp" is a much more secure, often compressed, and always encrypted way to quickly send data from one server to the other. Dennis knows what he's talking about!

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    Thanks. Too bad.

    I have used Putty in the past, but it's been a while. To use "scp", I guess I'd have to learn it all first. FXP would have been much simpler.

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